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Apr 2, 2019

ComPol Chester Williams Concludes National Tour

Chester Williams

The Commissioner today concluded a national tour with an event at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan City. The event included an inspection of law enforcement units and a presentation session and open discussion between Williams and police officers. According to ComPol Williams, the tour was a national strategy of familiarization and information sharing on the way forward of the department.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“I am proud to say that I lead a number of senior officers who are committed and dedicated and are very much supportive of my leadership. I can tell you that in the senior command we have no animosity against each other. We speak with one voice. We are united and that is what we need to demonstrate with the rank and file because as the leaders we must lead by example.  It is only right that the lower ranks are going to follow us what the leaders are doing and so my thing has always been from day one to ensure that there is unity within the senior ranks and make sure that we do things to have that unity trickle right down to the lowest constable on the streets. That has been going well for us. Yes we have a few officers who have been accustomed in doing things the wrong way and does not want to be corrected and now that we are trying to streamline things and put things into prospective they have issues with it. You will see the Commissioner going to court more often because I believe that as the leader of the department I have to stand by the core values of what we are about to be able to maintain that level of public trust and confidence. If it is that as a department we cannot even uphold our own internal rules then how we can expect the public to believe that we are going to uphold the law. We have to start from within. SO getting officers in line and ensuring that officers follow what our codes of ethics say we must do must be a start. We are on that and we getting some resistance. I have been threatened to be taken to court again but I have no issue to go to court once it is that I am fighting for what the masses of us want and most importantly, what our regulations say we must do.”


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